ERIC Number: ED218744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
The Child Development Specialist Program.
OSSC Bulletin, v25 n9 May 1982
This bulletin traces the history of Oregon's Child Development Specialist (CDS) program, desribes development of the program model, discusses the qualifications and role of the specialist, presents a brief overview of the implementation of the CDS program in Salem (Oregon), provides evidence of the state program's success, and suggests methods for initiating CDS programs at the district level. As mandated by state law, the program is intended to encourage local districts to make the services of child development specialists available to pupils in primary grades. The specialists are to help the students develop positive attitudes toward themselves and others and to guide the school staff in identifying learning or developmental problems. In addition, they help parents understand and deal with their children's aptitudes and needs and assist all concerned in finding outside sources of help if required. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Child Development Specialists, Developmental Programs, Models, Primary Education, Program Implementation, Qualifications, School Districts, Staff Role, State Legislation, State Programs, Student Behavior
Oregon School Study Council, College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 ($4.00; $3.00 prepaid; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.